#CAS16 – Mercedes Introduces the $32,495 Sprinter Worker

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] A Turbo Diesel commercial van for $32,495? This is the best value in commercial vans right now!

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Feb. 10, 2016

    2017 Sprinter Worker - $32,495 to start + $995 D&H while offering owners an efficient 2.1L Turbo Diesel with 319 cu. ft. of cargo volume.

    At this year’s Chicago Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz Vans announced the expansion of its Sprinter lineup by debuting the WORKER model. The Sprinter WORKER will offer the most straightforward equipment and packaging within the Sprinter Van model line, which includes the 2500 and heavy-duty 3500 models. Targeting the heart of the commercial van market the WORKER was designed with input from customers, offering both reliability and best-in-class service intervals - up to 20,000 miles - expected from Mercedes-Benz vans, all at an affordable starting price.

    The new Sprinter WORKER is a straightforward base model with simple packaging that meets the needs of our customers while offering more standard equipment than other brands, including a standard turbo diesel engine, Bluetooth connectivity, class-exclusive Crosswind Assist, and class-leading interior cargo volume. The WORKER model offers maximum capability and customization potential for aftermarket van interiors and exteriors, all at an incredible starting price. With a 144" wheelbase and a standard-height roof (the most commonly-ordered Sprinter Van configuration) the Sprinter WORKER includes a 137.4" cargo floor length and 66.5" interior standing height. The WORKER also receives a powerful turbo diesel engine and an efficient, class-exclusive 7G-TRONIC 7-speed transmission.

    Additional standard equipment includes a 4-speaker AM/FM radio with aux-input, USB interface and with Bluetooth Telephone Interface and audio streaming, cabin partition preparation, class-leading 6 standard airbags, industry-exclusive Crosswind Assist and Load-Adaptive Traction Control (ESP).

    The Sprinter WORKER provides both small-business owners and fleet companies a large square footage for advertising graphic wraps. With a total roof load capacity of 660 lbs., ladder racks and roof attachments can be added to the WORKER from any number of upfitters.

    Inside, the WORKER's standard 319.1-cubic-feet of cargo volume provides ample room for racks, bins, shelves, cabinets and toolboxes. The standard steel floor can be left unfinished or can be customized with an optional wood floor or with any other floor covering of choice.

    One place that doesn't need customization: the front passenger compartment. With power windows, A/C, tilting & telescoping steering wheel, 5 cup-holders, adjustable armrests, ample storage, and a standard 4-speaker audio system that boasts Bluetooth telephone interface, wireless music streaming and an auxiliary port, the WORKER aims to make time on the road productive convenient and comfortable.

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    2017 Mercedes Sprinter Worker Drivetrain

    The Sprinter WORKER arrives with a powerful and efficient 161 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque - all of that torque available from 1,400 RPM! - I4 turbo diesel paired to an efficient 7G-TRONIC 7-speed automatic transmission. Together, the drivetrain has a maximum towing cap of 5,000 lbs. and a maximum payload of 3,512 lbs.

    In combination with exhaust gas recirculation, two-stage cooling, selective catalytic reduction (SER), Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) injection and a particulate filter, the Sprinter WORKER is also environmentally responsible.

    2017 Mercedes Sprinter Worker Service Intervals

    The Sprinter WORKER has a best-in-class service interval of up to 20,000 miles. Thanks to its low rate of depreciation, the Sprinter once again received ALG's Residual Value Award for Fullsize Commercial Vans in 2016.

    2017 Mercedes Sprinter Worker Packaging
    • The CONVENIENCE Package ($1,499) includes: Heated Power Mirrors, Cruise Control, Automatic Light and Rain Sensor (for windshield wipers), Multifunction Steering Wheel with Enhanced Info Screen and Trailer Hitch Pre- wiring

    • The UTILITY Package ($2,999) includes all contents in CONVENIENCE Package, plus: Wood Cargo Floor, Rear Step, LED Lights in Cargo Compartment, Two Additional Keys (4 total), Glass in Rear Cargo Doors and Grab-handles (left/right rear door)

    • The OVERTIME Package ($4,499) includes all contents in both CONVENIENCE and UTILITY packages, plus: Upgraded Audio System, Highbeam Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Rear View Camera, First Aid Kit and Emergency Flashlight
    The Sprinter WORKER will be available to order at Mercedes-Benz Van dealerships immediately with a starting price of $32,495 and a destination/delivery charge of $995.

    2017 Mercedes Sprinter Worker Financing

    Mercedes-Benz Financial Services developed a variety of exclusive financial products with flexible options — delivering you the benefits that are most valuable to your business.

    Retail Loan: This is a simple-interest, fixed-payment program that locks in an interest rate with a loan that best fits their needs. Customers can rely on a stable monthly payment for the full term of the loan.

    TRAC Lease: The most common form of commercial leasing is a Terminal Rental Adjustment Clause (TRAC) lease. Mercedes-Benz Financial Services TRAC lease does not require any acquisition fee or charges for excess mileage or excess wear and tear. With a TRAC lease, customers are responsible for the residual value of the vehicle, so that value is determined with customer input. There are also multiple options at lease end; including acquiring the vehicle or receiving the excess proceeds upon our sale of the vehicle (if applicable).

    TRAC leases are limited to motor vehicles leased to businesses and used at least 50% of the time for business purposes.

    Zero TRAC Lease: The Zero TRAC lease offers many of the same benefits as a TRAC lease but amortizes to $0 at lease termination. At lease end, customers may purchase the vehicle for its fair market value and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services will credit the customer's payments to the purchase price, providing ownership of the vehicle with little or no cash outlay. Customers also can choose to have us sell the vehicle, and we will return any net proceeds from the sale directly to them.

    Fair Market Value (FMV) Lease: The Fair Market Value (FMV) lease is commonly referred to as a walkaway lease, since the lessee can simply turn in the vehicle and walk away, at lease maturity, after meeting all obligations of the contract (subject to certain return conditions and mileage restrictions). It typically requires a lower initial cash outlay and lower monthly payments than through a traditional loan and payments may be expensed against income. With this type of lease, the lessee avoids the risks and responsibilities typically associated with vehicle ownership, although the lessee can also purchase the truck at the end of the term for its current fair market value.

    Complete Advantage Lease: Everyone has a budget, and when it comes to running your business, you can appreciate the value of even, predictable expenses. Every Complete Advantage Lease includes coverage for preventive maintenance and replacement of common wear items, plus an extended limited warranty—all giving you peace of mind and protection from unexpected vehicle expenses.

    The Complete Advantage Lease includes a fixed, inclusive monthly payment; preventive maintenance, extended limited warranty coverage, replacement of common wear items; roadside assistance; service from factory-trained service technicians; and no turn-in fee.

    With Complete Advantage Lease, you can structure your lease to best fit your individual business operations. You can choose a Fair Market Value (FMV) lease where you simply return the vehicle at the end of your term (subject to certain return conditions and mileage restrictions), or you can opt for a Terminal Rental Adjustment Clause (TRAC) lease that gives you more flexibility when it comes to lease end.

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    Additional Flexible Payment Options for Commercial Van Customers
    • Balloon Payments: These types of loans allow customers flexibility with their cash flow and are effective if you plan to sell your van prior to the end of the term.

    • Skip/Seasonal/Token Payments: Loans can be structured to account for the seasonality of your business, with no required payments during slow periods.

    • Deferred Payments: We allow qualified customers to defer payments, if needed. Life is full of uncertainties, and this value-added service can provide peace of mind when you need it most.

    • Extended Terms: To help our customers acquire the commercial vans they want with a payment they can afford, we offer extended terms.

    • Lines of Credit: We offer lines of credit, an advantage that can free up operating lines of credit for normal business expenses.

    • No Maximum Amount Financed: Mercedes-Benz Financial Services routinely fund contracts for multiple vehicles with values exceeding $1 million.
    2017 Sprinter WORKER Basic Specifications

    Displacement: 2.1L
    Power: 161 hp
    Torque: 266 lb-ft
    Wheelbase: 144”
    Turning Diameter (ft.): 47.6
    Interior Height: 66.5”
    Max Cargo Bed Length at Floor: 137.4”
    Maximum Width at Floor: 70.1”
    Cargo Bed Width at Wheelhouse: 53.1”
    Cargo Volume: 319.1 cu. ft.
    Max available GVWR: 8,550 lbs.
    Base Curb Weight: 5,038 lbs.
    Maximum Payload: 3,512
    Max Available GCWR: 13,550 lbs.
    Max Towing: 5,000 lbs.
    Fuel Tank Capacity: 24.5 gallons

    The Sprinter WORKER goes on sale this Spring.
     
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    As I walked the two large halls with over 1,000 cars and trucks at the 2017 Chicago Auto Show Press Days last week, the Sprinter Worker continues for the second year in a row as my #1 pick for work truck/van utility vehicle. No other OEM comes close to the Sprinter Workers capability, price, and efficiency. Nobody!

    2017 Sprinter Worker

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    Sprinter Worker: $33,490 incl. the $995 D&H charge
    161 hp, 2,1L I4 Turbo Diesel mated to a 7-speed AT
    Crosswind Assist
    Standing Height: 66.5 in
    Cargo volume: 312 cu.ft.
    Max Payload: 3,512 lbs
    Towing Capacity: 5,000 lbs.

    Wayne

    #CAS17
     
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  3. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Sure , but how macho is that , compared to any F-150 ? Screw utility and efficiency , I'm a cowboy , dammit !

    Seriously , this is a great work vehicle , for those who need one.
     
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